His relative, Mr Usai, 32, jumped into the well in a bid to rescue him but also lost his life in the process. A third person tied a rope around his waist before jumping into the well to rescue them but quickly came out with bruises, claiming that there were forces inside the well that was 'slapping and boxing' him.
It was also reported that their corpses were later retrieved from the well on Tuesday after sacrifice of ram and a cock was sent to a native doctor.
Speaking at the scene of the incident, the The Vice Chairman, Nigerian Red Cross,Anambra state Peter Katchy said, “We don’t know the cause of their death yet, whether it was a gaseous substance that killed them or not. So we call for more investigation to unravel the mystery.”